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Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Remastered Reissue 1999

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Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Remastered Reissue 1999

Shirley Collins & Dolly Collins - Anthems in Eden (1969/1976) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Folk Revival, Medieval/Early Music | Label: BGO | # BGOCD442 | 01:09:53

Anthems in Eden is a 1969 album by Shirley and Dolly Collins, with the Early Music Consort of London, directed by David Munrow. The album originally consisted of a 28-minute set of folk songs plus seven other individual pieces performed by the same group. The musical arrangements for these eight pieces included early music instruments, such as viols, recorders, sackbuts and crumhorns. In 1976, six new songs were recorded with a different assortment of accompanists, to replace the original seven individual songs. This 1976 album consisting of the 28-minute set plus the six new songs was released by Harvest Records under the title Amaranth. Subsequent releases have combined all fourteen pieces under the original title, Anthems in Eden.

Aventure - Totdat de wachter heeft gezongen - Songs from the Gruuthuse Manuscript (ca. 1400) (2018) {Challenge Classics}

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Aventure - Totdat de wachter heeft gezongen - Songs from the Gruuthuse Manuscript (ca. 1400) (2018) {Challenge Classics}

Aventure - Totdat de wachter heeft gezongen - Songs from the Gruuthuse Manuscript (ca. 1400) (2018) {Challenge Classics}
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© 2018 Challenge Classics | CC72795
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / 14th Century / 15th Century

The poems and songs of the Gruuthuse Manuscript originated in Bruges around 1400, and the collection is named after the later owner, Lodewijk van Gruuthuse. The songs form the most well-known part of the collection: love songs, bawdy songs and drinking songs. The Gruuthuse Manuscript contains the largest collection of Dutch language songs from the medieval period, and it is the largest collection of songs with music notation. The form of the songs also attests to the fact that these songs were intended for connoisseurs. The poet uses formes fixes, the canonized forms of French songs of the late medieval times: ballades, rondeaus and virelais, and the wide variety of the forms used is remarkable.

Genevieve Strosser, Jurg Dahler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble - Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)

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Genevieve Strosser, Jurg Dahler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble - Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)

Heinz Holliger: Machaut-Transkriptionen (2015)
Geneviève Strosser, Jürg Dähler, Muriel Cantoreggi, The Hilliard Ensemble

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Classical, Chamber, Choral | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 2224, 476 52171 | 01:05:30

Swiss composer Heinz Holliger s Machaut-Transkriptionen is comprised of a spacious cycle of pieces written over a ten year period beginning in 2001. An imaginative re-investigation of the work of the great 14th century French composer-poet Guillaume de Machaut, it is scored for four voices and three violas. Note-for-note transcriptions of Machaut give way to Holliger s increasingly creative refractions of the music. As Holliger notes, his in-depth study of Machaut opened up new vistas for his compositional activity and his admiration for the source material is mirrored in the outstanding performances of the violists and singers. The Machaut-Transkriptionen proves a perfect vehicle for the Hilliard Ensemble s skills as interpreters of both old and new music, and this recording, made in 2010 in Zürich, captures the vocal group at the height of its powers.

Eberhard Kummer - Die Lieder des Hugo von Montfort - Fro welt, ir sint gar húpsch und schón (2007) {2CD Set Orf CD 3011}

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Eberhard Kummer - Die Lieder des Hugo von Montfort - Fro welt, ir sint gar húpsch und schón (2007) {2CD Set Orf CD 3011}

Eberhard Kummer - Die Lieder des Hugo von Montfort - Fro welt, ir sint gar húpsch und schón (2007) {2CD Set Orf CD 3011}
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© 2007 Orf Alte Musik | CD 3011
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Vocal / Hurdy-gurdy / Harp

Hugo von Montfort (1357–1423) was both a politician and a notable linguist of the late Middle Ages. More than 170 documents bear witness to his life: Originating from the well-known Bregenzer noble family, his journeys through Styria took him through large parts of all German-speaking and some neighboring countries. In 1401 he married Anna von Neuhaus; From this time on, his center of life shifted to the area around the Styrian castle Pfannberg.

Ensemble Organum, Marcel Pérès - Chants de l’ Église de Rome: Période byzantine (1986)

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Ensemble Organum, Marcel Pérès - Chants de l’ Église de Rome: Période byzantine (1986)

Ensemble Organum, Marcel Pérès - Chants de l’ Église de Rome: Période byzantine (1986)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 56:19 | 249 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Chants | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 901218

The music on this CD is not what most people consider "Gregorian Chant". The music presented here is taken from the "Old Roman" chant repertory (ca. 7th-8th Centuries) which pre-dates what is most referred to as Gregorian Chant. The Gregorian Chant which most people are familiar with actually comes from the Carolingian Empire (ca. 850-1000), which came into existence later than the Old Roman period. Hence, the reportoire from the Old Roman period is unsingable if sung in the style suggested by Gregorian scholars for Carolingian chants.

The Binchois Consort - The Lily & The Rose: Adoration of the Virgin in sound and stone (2018) {Hyperion CDA68228}

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The Binchois Consort - The Lily & The Rose: Adoration of the Virgin in sound and stone (2018) {Hyperion CDA68228}

The Binchois Consort - The Lily & The Rose: Adoration of the Virgin in sound and stone (2018) {Hyperion CDA68228}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Official Digital Download (hyperion-records.co.uk) -> 362 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 187 Mb
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© 2018 Hyperion Records | CDA68228
Classical / Medieval / 15th Century / Sacred / Vocal Music

In the "long" 15th century, which lasted from 1380 to 1520 and represented the transition from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance, there was increased attention paid in England to setting Marian devotional texts in increasingly complex counterpoint, and a corresponding growth in religious images carved in alabaster. This Hyperion release is part of an ongoing project to bring together the plainchants and choral works of early English composers, of whom John Dunstaple is the best known, and images of the alabaster sculptures that adorned English cathedrals and churches, adding substantially to the solemnity and mystery of Catholic worship.

Eberhard Kummer - Hildebrandslied (2011) {The Chaucer Studio OR074}

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Eberhard Kummer - Hildebrandslied (2011) {The Chaucer Studio OR074}

Eberhard Kummer - Hildebrandslied (2011) {The Chaucer Studio OR074}
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© 2011 The Chaucer Studio | OR074
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Narration / Vocals / Hurdy-gurdy / Harp

Recorded in Austria in 2006, the OHG and MHG versions of the Hildebrandslied are performed to a live audience by that gift to medieval music performance in German, Eberhard Kummer. The young Hadubrand meets, unknown to him, his own father Hildebrand on the field of battle in the shorter fragmentary OHG poem; the story is somewhat expanded in the longer MHG version.

Ars Choralis Coeln, Maria Jonas - Rose van Jhericho: The Song Book of Anna of Cologne (2007)

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Ars Choralis Coeln, Maria Jonas - Rose van Jhericho: The Song Book of Anna of Cologne (2007)

Ars Choralis Coeln, Maria Jonas - Rose van Jhericho: The Song Book of Anna of Cologne (2007)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:17:39 | 382 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Raumklang | Catalog: RK 2604

The songs and devotional works included in this recital by the women's ensemble of Ars Choralis Coeln, a group dedicated to liturgical chant and Medieval song, are found in a collection of songs for worship compiled by Anna von Köln (ca. 1480-1530). Anna, who was probably a member of a non-cloistered Beguine community, collected songs in a variety of languages, including Rhinelandic, Middle Dutch, and Latin, some of which included the text and music, and some of which had the text only, requiring research to discover the music in other contemporary sources.

Eberhard Kummer - Wartburgkrieg & Tannhaüser-Ballade (2011) {The Chaucer Studio OR076}

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Eberhard Kummer - Wartburgkrieg & Tannhaüser-Ballade (2011) {The Chaucer Studio OR076}

Eberhard Kummer - Wartburgkrieg & Tannhaüser-Ballade (2011) {The Chaucer Studio OR076}
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© 2011 The Chaucer Studio | OR076
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / Narration / Hurdy-gurdy / Harp

The Wartburgkrieg was performed and recorded at the Kulturquartier in Vienna on 31 May 2006 with the performances by Reinhold Wiedenmann and Eberhard Kummer. The Tannhaüser Ballade is performed on the hurdy-gurdy by Eberhard Kummer. It is fitting to have two performers in a work that is a singing contest between "poets." Recorded at Kulturquartier in Vienna 31 May 2006 and Nov 2006.

Eberhard Kummer - Nibelungenlied - Complete Recording (2007) {2CD Set MP3 Edition Only The Chaucer Studio OR038}

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Eberhard Kummer - Nibelungenlied - Complete Recording (2007) {2CD Set MP3 Edition Only The Chaucer Studio OR038}

Eberhard Kummer - Nibelungenlied - Complete Recording (2007) {2CD Set MP3 Edition Only The Chaucer Studio OR038}
MP3 @192 -> 1.24 Gb on two MP3 CDs
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© 2007 The Chaucer Studio | OR038
Classical / Medieval / Narration / Early Music

Over 18 hours of Medieval German storytelling! Eberhard Kummer performed this epic work in Middle High German with musical accompaniment in a series of concert performances in October and November 2006 in Vienna. This recording was undertaken and sponsored by the Phonogramm-Archiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and was recorded before a live audience over a series of five afternoon and nights, from 4p.m. to 12 midnight.

Guillaume Dufay (c1400-1474) - Music for the Court of Savoy - The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (2009) {Hyperion CDA67715}

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Guillaume Dufay (c1400-1474) - Music for the Court of Savoy - The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (2009) {Hyperion CDA67715}

Guillaume Dufay (c1400-1474) - Music for the Court of Savoy - The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (2009) {Hyperion CDA67715}
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© 2009 Hyperion Records | CDA67715
Classical / Medieval / Renaissance / Early Music / Choral / Polyphony

The Binchois Consort’s first recordings of Dufay for Hyperion achieved iconic status, winning a Gramophone award along the way. Despite the proliferation of early music groups recording Dufay in their wake, the Binchois remain the ultimate musical authority on this great composer. Their latest recording contains what many consider to be Dufay’s masterpiece. His Missa Se la face ay pale is one of the best known, and perhaps most revered, of all polyphonic masses. Indeed, it is a work of such renown that it enjoys a special kind of status among Renaissance mass cycles.

Eberhard Kummer - Kudrun (2011) {The Chaucer Studio OR075}

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Eberhard Kummer - Kudrun (2011) {The Chaucer Studio OR075}

Eberhard Kummer - Kudrun (2011) {The Chaucer Studio OR075}
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© 2011 The Chaucer Studio | OR075
Classical / Medieval / Early Music / 13th Century / Vocals / Hurdy-gurdy

Performed and recorded at the Kulturforum in Vienna on 9 November 2005, Kudrun carries on the influence of its predecessor, the Nibelungenlied, and is often likened to its predecessor as the Odyssey to the Nibelungelied's Iliad. Kudrun, the titular heroine, falls into that interesting category in medieval literature, like Judith in Old English, of the heroic woman. The work is a MHG epic centered on a sea adventure.

Blondel - Owre Kynge Went Forth - Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt (2016) {Digital Download Bandcamp 16-44.1}

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Blondel - Owre Kynge Went Forth - Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt (2016) {Digital Download Bandcamp 16-44.1}

Blondel - Owre Kynge Went Forth - Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt (2016) {Digital Download Bandcamp 16-44.1}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (bandcamp.com) -> 338 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
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© 2016 Blondel
Classical / Early Music / Medieval / 14th Century / 15th Century / Folk / Bagpipes

This programme features music which was nearly all composed (or at least written down) in the lifetime of Henry V of England (1387-1422). It divides into broad sections depicting various important stages in his life from his wild youth to his marriage to Catherine de Valois and the treaty following the battle of Agincourt. The texts are taken from three sources: Holinshed’s Chronicles, Shakespeare’s 'Henry V' and 'The Archer’s Story' by Esmond Knight, who played Fluellen in Laurence Olivier’s film of play. The spoken texts narrate the story of the battle, its build-up and aftermath from different points of view.

Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377) - Le Remede de Fortune - Ensemble Guillaume de Machaut de Paris (1977) {Ades 14.077-2}

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Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377) - Le Remede de Fortune - Ensemble Guillaume de Machaut de Paris (1977) {Ades 14.077-2}

Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377) - Le Remède de Fortune - Ensemble Guillaume de Machaut de Paris (1977) {Ades 14.077-2}
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© 1977, 1985 Adès | 14.077-2
Classical / Medieval / Early Music

Medieval music is not my customary listening or studying turf, and I can't claim any cognoscento's insight. I'm a pure layman here, I don't know how "authentic" or musicologically satisfying those 1977 readings by Ensemble Guillaume de Machaut are, or how they compare interpretively with others. As for authenticity, other than giving the names of the instruments used, the credits and liner notes provide no information whatsoever about them. For instance, the instrument called "cromorne" is listed, but according to Wikipedia the cromorne was a 16th and 17th century instrument of the oboe family, which makes it two or three centuries too late for Machaut.

Les Jardins de Courtoisie - Adam de la Halle: D'Amoureus Cuer Voel Chanter (2006)

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Les Jardins de Courtoisie - Adam de la Halle: D'Amoureus Cuer Voel Chanter (2006)

Les Jardins de Courtoisie - Adam de la Halle: D'Amoureus Cuer Voel Chanter (2006)
EAC | WavPack (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:19 | 384 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territoires | Catalog: ZZT070401

Adam de la Halle (c. 1237 - 1288) was one of the first composers to receive the honour of having manuscripts copied comprising his complete works, surely indicative of the esteem in which he was held. De la Halle moved between two worlds as the music of the courts of the nobility was moving out into the aspiring merchant classes of the cities.
His songs of courtly love are characterised by, to use his own phrase, "mal joli", or delightful woe.